World Vision Youth Conference 2018

Empower your student leaders to tackle the biggest issues facing humanity.

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World Vision Youth Conference is an immersive one-day experience designed to inspire and empower current and emerging student leaders to become active global citizens and a voice for justice in the world.

Reaching thousands of students across Australia, the conference supports learning outcomes that align with the Australian Curriculum.

Your students will emerge from the day with the knowledge and passion to put their skills into action by leading this year’s 40 Hour Famine Backpack Challenge in your school.

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Interactive

Lively, engaging and participatory activities

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Inspiring

Keynote speakers to help students discover their passion

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Skills building

Workshops to help students discover their passion

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Connections

Opportunities to network with like-minded student leaders

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Our speakers

Asma (Lena) Mirzae

Asma (Lena) Mirzae

Asma, 22, a student at Monash University, was born in Afghanistan and came to Australia as a refugee in 2007. She is passionate about social impact, volunteering and empowering those around her. She is now applying her own lived experience – of using sport as a tool to integrate into Australian society – to address social issues faced by youth. Asma has been selected to represent Melbourne at two global summits.


Simon Shahin

Simon Shahin

Simon, 25, is an Electrical Engineering/Medical Science student at University of Technology Sydney. He fled war in Syria, resettling in Australia in 2015. Passionate about youth engagement and refugee rights, he is a youth representative with several community organisations. Simon's long-term goal is to continue his advocacy work with the United Nations, while designing and innovating solutions in sustainable development.

Kevin Kardirgamar

Kevin Kardirgamar

Kevin, 29, is the 2018 Northern Territory (NT) Young Australian of the Year. He is a lawyer with a passion for refugee and asylum seeker rights and is an expert in the fields of multiculturalism and youth leadership. Kevin is committed to inspiring young people to create positive change, co-founding Multicultural Youth NT – a youth led organisation that empowers young people to implement change in their own communities.

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  • Individual student: $35 each
  • Group of 10 or more students: $30 each
Teachers attend for free

Ticket fees help us offset the costs of running the Youth Conference.


Brisbane

23 May

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Sleeman Sports Complex
Old Cleveland Road
& Tilley Road,
Chandler

Melbourne

25 May

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Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Place,
South Wharf

Sydney

29 May

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Luna Park Big Top
1 Olympic Drive,
Milsons Point

Perth

7 June

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Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
21 Mounts Bay Road
Perth


Information for teachers and parents

Please ensure your school obtains appropriate parental consent to attend the Youth Conference for all students.

To ensure all attendees have an enjoyable and safe day we ask that each school follow its normal excursion procedure  for the Youth Conference, including having the appropriate number of teachers supervising students.

Each school is responsible for transporting students to and from the event venue.

Students are advised to bring their own food. Teachers are required to supervise any students leaving the venue to purchase food (to ensure their safety).

 

You’ll receive a confirmation of payment and registration via email for all tickets purchased and paid in full before the Youth Conference. We’re happy to transfer registrations to other persons, so please let us know of any changes before the event so we can update our records. A full refund, less a $15 administration fee per registrant, will be issued for registrations cancelled seven days or more before the event.

The Youth Conference is an important part of the 40 Hour Famine Backpack Challenge campaign and we’ll be filming and taking photos of both students and teachers at the Youth Conference. We’ll only take close-up photographs or film one-on-one interviews with the subject’s approval. These materials may be used for Youth Conference and 40 Hour Famine Backpack Challenge promotional purposes and may be disclosed to other organisations (such as media or advertising agencies) to prepare promotional material. Please note that by attending the Youth Conference, each teacher and student is consenting to being filmed and photographed in a general manner and to being approached for interview. Parents and carers, please note that you will be presumed to have consented to any filming or photographing of your child/children at the Youth Conference.

World Vision is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information provided to us. We use the information you provide to enable us to arrange this event, including sending you information about it. See our Privacy Statement on our website or call 13 32 40. We don’t rent, sell or exchange your information without your permission.

Please note that students, teachers and schools participate in the Youth Conference at their own risk. We want all attendees to enjoy their time at the Youth Conference and ask that teachers supervise students at all times. World Vision Australia will not be responsible for any loss, damage or claim except where it has acted with gross negligence. By students and teachers participating in the Youth Conference, schools, teachers, parents and students release World Vision Australia (WVA) from (and indemnify WVA against) any claim they may have against it (including any arising out of the matters listed on this webpage) except where WVA has been grossly negligent.

 

General event and media enquiries

13 32 40
service@worldvision.com.au

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